Software engineering — Lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities (VSEs) — Part 4-1: Profile specifications: Generic profile group (Adopted ISO/IEC 29110-4-1:2011, first edition, 2011-01-15)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
1.1 Fields of application
ISO/IEC 29110 is applicable to Very Small Entities (VSEs). VSEs are enterprises, organizations, departments or projects up to 25 people. The lifecycle processes described in ISO/IEC 29110 are not intended to preclude or discourage their use by organizations bigger than VSEs.
The lifecycle processes defined in ISO/IEC 29110 can be used by VSEs when acquiring and using, as well as when creating and supplying, a software system. They can be applied at any level in a software system’s structure and at any stage in the lifecycle. The processes described in ISO/IEC 29110 are not intended to preclude or discourage the use of additional processes that VSEs find useful.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 provides a profile specification for the Basic VSE Profile within the Generic Profile Group. The Basic VSE Profile applies to VSEs involved in software development. It selects ISO/IEC 12207 project management and software implementation process elements and ISO/IEC 15289:2006 products from the single project perspective.
Its purpose is to provide the normative and informative links to the subset of ISO/IEC 12207 and ISO/IEC 15289:2006.
1.2 Target audience
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is targeted at assessors, VSEs that want to claim conformance, authors/providers of guides, and authors/providers of tools and other support material.